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Girls Inc. of Orange County ~ YESS Luncheon

Girls Inc. of OC YESS Luncheon photographed by Kimberly April Photography

Teaching girls how to run a business (and the world).

For the past few years I have been volunteering with an amazing organization, Girls Inc. of Orange County.  One of my favorite events of the year is their annual YESS Luncheon.

The YESS program teaches elementary school age girls youth empowerment and self sufficiency.  The girls create their own government, currency and businesses.  At the end of the program, Girls Inc. hosts a luncheon for local business professionals who spend an hour shopping at the girls’ businesses while sharing words of encouragement and exchanging business cards.  It’s a fun afternoon and always leaves me feeling confident in the future of our community.

Girls Inc. of OC YESS Luncheon photographed by Kimberly April PhotographyGirls Inc. of OC YESS Luncheon photographed by Kimberly April PhotographyGirls Inc. of OC YESS Luncheon photographed by Kimberly April PhotographyGirls Inc. of OC YESS Luncheon photographed by Kimberly April Photography

During lunch, the elected officials all speak about their experience with Girls Inc. and running the government of their created world.

Girls Inc. of OC YESS Luncheon photographed by Kimberly April Photography

The most anticipated moment of the day is when the awards are announced for the top businesses.

All of the guests are asked to vote and the girls are so proud when their business wins!

Girls Inc. of OC YESS Luncheon photographed by Kimberly April Photography

If you would like to learn more about Girls Inc. of Orange County and how you can help support local girls to be strong, smart and bold, be sure to check out their website www.girlsinc-oc.org.

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